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Red and White Skylake - GTX 970 - My first build

by nickboomer

Description

It took me 2 days to complete this awesome computer. The actual cost is $1780.

Part Reviews

CPU

Newest Intel processor - 6th generation.

CPU Cooler

Run cool, quite and look awesome.

Motherboard

It's awesome. My build is red and white. The Z170 PRO GAMING has breathing mode which look stunning. ?

Storage

Fastest SSD available right now.

Video Card

Awesome card with a compact form. I get 60 fps+ in most game.

Case

Looking stunning and the case fan are very quite.

Power Supply

Extremely solid feeling. This will last long for sure.

Wireless Network Adapter

At first, I chose the PCE-AC68 wifi adapter from Asus but it didn't work for me. The wifi keep dropping after 30 mins. After days of frustration, I finally pick the TP-Link Archer T9E and it work stable and fast.

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Persicuta 1 Build 2 points 40 months ago

First thing is first ~ WELCOME TO SKYLAKE!

I think you did very well here man! That white R5 case looks mint! Good selection on parts, definitely room for improvement but its your first build and you did a very good job. Excellent job! On a side note, good choice on the PSU! good to see some good units other than the CX500's :P haha good job man

nickboomer submitter 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

Thank you! I was really happy at the moment when I press the power button and it work :D

noap7 1 point 40 months ago

Great build ! +1. How well does that monitor perform? Would you recommend it?

shijane 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

Very nice first build. Im working on something similar but with a haswell 5820k cpu for workload. Very excellent part selections. Only thing i would upgrade for quiet and performance is going with a liquid cooler to maybe even overclock the cpu even more.

Also how are you liking the monitor? I ordered the same monitor and mine just arrived today. Im waiting for the rest of my computer parts to arrive before opening everything.

Berlihm 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

Nice build!

IMSOLOST420 1 point 35 months ago

MAN, THIS THING IS BEAUTIFUL AND I BET SHE CAN OVERCLOCK LIKE A MONSTER.

I ONLY PROBABLY WOULD'VE WENT WITH THE R9 390 JUST FOR MORE V-RAM.

LOOKS GOOD, I BET SHE OPERATES GOOD.

I MEAN, WHAT MORE COULD U WANT. BEAUTIFUL.

THUMBS UP

JoeyKaufman 1 point 27 months ago

The i7 is not much of a difference from i5 6600k, and I think you should have gone with a little bit cheaper cpu coole, But it looks awesome! And graphics card could have been better

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